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Ax crashes through car windshield on highway

|Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

It was a scary moment on a highway north of Boston when an ax smashed through the windshield of a car.

Cop once drew gun on squirrel-hunting QB Winston

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and Florida State teammate Chris Casher were held at gunpoint by campus police nearly two years ago while hunting squirrels with a pellet gun, police say.

Pilot sentenced for groping teenage girl on flight

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

A former Utah airline pilot was sentenced Wednesday to more than two years in prison for groping a 14-year-old girl in the seat next to him during an off-duty flight.

Massachusetts governor signs abortion clinic bill

|Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

Police now have increased authority to break up crowds gathering around Massachusetts abortion clinic entrances under a bill the governor signed on Wednesday.

Stocks end mixed after Fed delivers no surprises

|Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

U.S. stocks are closing mixed after the Federal Reserve said the economy was strengthening enough for the central bank to continue cutting its stimulus.

New Mexico lineman suspended after arrest

|Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

A University of New Mexico football player has been suspended from the team following his arrest in a domestic violence case.

UCLA's Pauley Pavilion drenched in hoops history

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

The House That Wooden Built is waterlogged.

Fed taper continues, on pace to end in October

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

Citing the improving economy and a firming jobs markets, the Federal Reserve announced Wednesday it was again trimming its monthly purchases of government and mortgage bonds by another $10 billion and is on pace to end the program this year.

Portland OKs Airbnb-type short-term rentals

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

The Portland City Council voted Wednesday to legalize short-term rentals in single-family homes, giving added legitimacy to rental websites such as Airbnb.

Text of Lois Lerner's email exchange

|Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

Former IRS official Lois Lerner had the following email exchange with a personal associate on Nov. 9, 2012. At the time, Lerner directed the IRS division that processed applications for tax-exempt status. She has since retired.